Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
2 ref: recognition :Sir Edward Brett Capt., His Majesty's Own Regiment of Horse, 1674"...The officers and men of King Charles I's Life Guard of Foot suffered varying fortunes in the years following the Civil War. Some officers and men did not live to see the Restoration,....Others were more fortunate, and received some preferment when Charles II regained his throne, being among those who claimed part of the
date of birth ? 1607/8 was in the military service of William of Orange, and died, Feb. 12th, 1682-3, aged seventy-five years. His tomb, with an elaborate epitaph, is at Bexley.
"...In May 1644, Captain Edward Brett's Troop evidently formed part of the force escorting the Queen to Exeter...on july 44 [LostwithielCampaign ] .....Captain Brett was shot in the left arm .......King to immediately draw Captain Brett's sword upon his return, and knighted him Sir Edward Brett, while he was still on horseback. This occurred about midnight......By September 1645, Captain Sir Edward Brett was made Major, and was now the commander of the Queen's Troop in the King's Lifeguard of Horse... "http://www.ecwsa.org/histktequeenslifeguardofho...
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